Do you or your child have difficulty sleeping? The NCH Sleep Center provides comprehensive sleep studies, testing and treatment for adults and children age 2 or older. Call 847.618.3190 or click here for more information.
Summer for many children and teens means staying up late and sleeping until noon. Returning to a normal sleep schedule once school is back in session is crucial to good health—and school performance. But getting there isn't always so simple.
School-age children are sleeping about 1.5 hours less than the recommended 10 to 11 hours on school nights, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Although teens need less sleep—8.5 to 9.25 hours—than young children, they also may not be getting enough shut-eye, given their nonstop lifestyles and late-night media distractions.
To help kids start the school year with the right amount of sleep, the NSF offers these tips: